Invitation to Attend West Moreton MH and AOD Dual Diagnosis Working Group: Spotlight Call to Action

15, July, 2017

15 June 2017

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Drug ARM would like to invite community organisations and businesses to a meeting of the West Moreton Mental Health (MH) and Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Dual Diagnosis Working Group.

Dual Diagnosis is used to describe someone with two or more disorders or problems, one of which is a mental health problem and one of which relates to the use of alcohol and/or other drugs. WMO have started working on a coordinated response for assisting individuals affected specifically by Dual Diagnosis related issues.  It can often be a difficult task to assist individuals facing this issue and it has also been found that in some instances, in-home community services are refused due to the associated risks.

Please join our Working Group, which creates a forum for regional specific findings to be discussed, solutions found and actions taken as a collective.

For contact details, and meeting dates, location and times, please see the invitation (opens in Word).

*Posted on behalf of Drug ARM.

 

LGBTI Alliance Consultation – Mental Health Consumer and Carer Engagement in Australia: Spotlight Call to Action

11, July, 2017

11 June 2017

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  • Do you have a lived experience of mental health issues and/or suicidality? (It might be you and/or a family member or friend.)
  • Would you like to help inform future mental health policy, practice, and research priorities?
  • Would you like to ensure that the voices of LGBTIQA+ people are represented in this important consultation from the National Mental Health Commission?

 

About this consultation: The National Mental Health Commission (the Commission) is developing an overview of mental health consumer and carer engagement and participation in Australia. They seek to better understand what is important to people with lived experience of mental health issues, their families, friends and supporters in regards to engagement and participation.

See full details about this consultation. 

The National LGBTI Health Alliance is developing a submission for this consultation and we invite you to contribute your voices and wisdom. Please take a moment to complete the brief Alliance survey below. The survey may take about 20 minutes to complete and all responses are confidential and anonymous.

Complete the Alliance Survey Now

*Information sourced from the National LGBTI Health Alliance.

Call for Abstracts for newparadigm Journal: Spotlight Call to Action

8, July, 2017

11 June 2017

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The newparadigm Journal Editorial Group is calling for abstracts for the Spring/Summer edition of the journal to be released November 2017.

The edition will explore leading edge sector and consumer led research as it is applied to mental health and cross sector approaches to practice.

We welcome contributions from new and established researchers and practitioners, and encourage diverse approaches to practice through research.

The newparadigm journal, published in partnership with Community Mental Health Australia and the peak community mental health organisations across Australia, exists to encourage discussion and information sharing on material relevant to mental health such as innovative service programs, evolving practice approaches, as well as new research and contemporary thinking and evaluation of existing policy and service provision.

Abstract Submission and Review Timeline

Submissions should be in abstract form (no full articles are required at this stage) and be no longer than 500 words.

Submissions are due July 28th 2017.

Authors will be contacted with final determination about submissions by August 4th 2017.

If accepted, final articles will be due for editing with the Journal’s editorial group by October 31st 2017.

The newparadigm Contributor Guidelines (opens in Word) describe how to prepare articles for inclusion in the journal. We recommend you read this in full if you have not previously provided a contribution to newparadigm. We also recommend that, before submission, you familiarise yourself with newparadigm’s style and content by reading the journal online.

 

Nominate Now for the 2017 National Disability Awards: Spotlight Call to Action

8, July, 2017

11 June 2017

Do you know an individual, organisation or project making a difference to the lives of people with disability in Queensland?

A nomination in this year’s National Disability Awards is a great way to honour and recognise those who work tirelessly to reduce social discrimination and uphold the human rights of people with disability.

The 2017 Categories

Lesley Hall Leadership Award – recognises excellence in development of reform opportunities that improve the lives of people with disability.

Employer of the Year Award – recognises excellence in workforce diversity by providing sustainable employment opportunities for people with disability.

Community Excellence Award – recognises excellence in improving access and participation in Australian life for people with disability.

Excellence in Innovation Award – recognises excellence in innovation in services, places, communities or accessible technologies to improve the lives of people with disability.

Excellence in Education and Training Award – recognises excellence in inclusive education or vocational training that delivers improved economic and social outcomes for people with disability.

How can you nominate?

 You can submit a nomination online, by email or post. Check out www.idpwd.com.au to find out more.

Nominations close at 11:59pm AEST on 6 August 2017.  Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Canberra on 3 December 2017.

Announcing Engage and Participate in Mental Health: A National Mental Health Commission Project: Spotlight Call to Action

28, June, 2017

28 June 2017

The National Mental Health Commission is conducting an overview of mental health consumer and carer engagement and participation in Australia.

Consumers, carers, families, support people and other stakeholders are invited to share your knowledge and experience through this consultation.

There are many ways in which you can be involved. Survey closes on 27th July 2017.

Workforce Council: Invitation to Participate in Queensland Community Services Workforce Census: Spotlight Call to Action

28, June, 2017

28 June 2017

The Health and Community Services Workforce Council (Workforce Council) is excited to announce the commencement of a ground-breaking project in 2017 – Our first Queensland Community Services Workforce Census.

This is an important opportunity to build an accurate picture of the community services workforce in Queensland and the Workforce Council would like to invite you to participate.

To register your interest in participating and to receive project updates please click here to complete the form here .

Call for Abstracts for newparadigm Journal: Spotlight CMHA

23, June, 2017

23 June 2017

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The newparadigm Journal Editorial Group is calling for abstracts for the Spring/Summer edition which will explore sector and consumer led research into leading edge mental health and cross sector approaches to practice.

We welcome contributions from new and established researchers and practitioners, and encourage diverse approaches to practice through research.

The newparadigm journal, published in partnership with Community Mental Health Australia and the peak community mental health organisations across Australia, exists to encourage discussion and information sharing on material relevant to mental health such as innovative service programs, evolving practice approaches, as well as new research and contemporary thinking and evaluation of existing policy and service provision.

Abstract Submission and Review Timeline

Submissions should be in abstract form (no full articles are required at this stage) and be no longer than 500 words.

Submissions are due July 28th 2017. Authors will be contacted with final determination about submissions by August 4th 2017.

If accepted, final articles will be due for editing with the Journal’s editorial group by October 31st 2017.

The newparadigm Contributor Guidelines describe how to prepare articles for inclusion in the journal. We recommend you read this in full if you have not previously provided a contribution to newparadigm. We also recommend that, before submission, you familiarise yourself with newparadigm’s style and content by reading the journal online.

 

Productivity Commission Releases Position Paper on NDIS Costs: Spotlight NDIS

14, June, 2017

14 June 2017

On Tuesday 14 June, the Productivity Commission (the Commission) released its position paper on National Disability Insurance Scheme Costs. The Commission invites written submissions in response to its position paper. Further information on how to provide a submission is included on the study website.

The final report will be prepared after further submissions have been received. To view the position paper and participate by making a submission on the position paper, visit the Productivity Commission’s webpage on the study.

Submissions on the position paper are due by Wednesday 12 July 2017.

 

Consultant Required to Research Stigma and Discrimination: Spotlight Call to Action

13, June, 2017

13 June 2017

The Queensland Mental Health Commission (QMHC) has issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) to engage a consultant to conduct research to identify the impact of stigma and discrimination related to problematic alcohol and other drug use on the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, families and individuals.

The research is a commitment under the Action 6 in Proud and Strong: Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing Action Plan 2016-2018.

The project will result in a report to the Commission that will be used to inform and develop activities to:

  • reduce racism experienced by Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders
  • improve access to support services and to support recovery for those who are experiencing problematic alcohol and other drug use
  • improve social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.

 

Candidates will be required to provide a response addressing the criteria and lodge their EOI via the Queensland Government QTenders website. The EOI invitation closes on 20th July 2017.

For further information, please see the Queensland Mental Health Commission EOI: Impact of discrimination related to problematic alcohol and other drug use on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, families and individuals.

Start your new career as a Disability Support Worker

6, June, 2017

6 June 2017

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Community Living Association’s (CLA) Certificate III Individual Support – Disability under its Skilling Queenslanders for Work project will commence on 11 July 2017.

CLA is currently recruiting anyone who has experienced long term unemployment to gain some skills and experience in the Disability sector.

For further information, download the course flyer.